On this page you will find all of our WHS articles and issues of ‘Your Safety Matters’ organised in a blog format. You can search for an entry by looking through the archives or selecting a subject tag.
July 30, 2018
Our WHS article last week dealt with the benefits of consultation and the mandatory consultation requirements in sections 46 to 49 in the WHS Act. Th...
July 24, 2018
Our WHS article last week, How to Increase the Benefits of WHS Consultation, suggested an easy way to review the state of consultation in your workpl...
July 18, 2018
Here is a list that could help workers such as HSRs, Committee members, Managers and Supervisors, to identify WHS matters in their area of the workpl...
July 16, 2018
Would you like to improve the effectiveness of WHS consultation in your workplace? Or perhaps you want to be sure that mandatory consultation is bein...
July 9, 2018
When a fatality occurs in a workplace it obviously becomes a focus of investigation to discover why it happened. And when it involves the deaths of 4...
June 25, 2018
PCBUs need to rely on their Managers, Supervisors and/or Team Leaders to carry out those actions that will help the PCBU to achieve compliance with i...
June 19, 2018
It is just over 6 years ago that the NSW WHS Act came into force. Since then, HSRs and Committee members have been elected under the requirements of...
June 4, 2018
All Health and Safety Committees have Management Representatives. Some Committees have;
only HSRs representing the workers, and
May 30, 2018
We often receive questions about what WHS consultation training is available for:
a) Management Representatives on Health & Safety Committees, or
May 21, 2018
As you know duty holders in a workplace are all interdependent to some degree on what the other duty holders do. This article deals with why the PCBU...
You may find these steps useful in obtaining the agreement of all parties when you have a WHS problem in your workplace.
Step1 - Identify the problem...
April 17, 2018
Have you seen SafeWork NSW’s recent release of statistics about falls in the workplace in its latest newsletter, Safety Wrap #28? If you did you may...
April 16, 2018
As you know, being compliant with WHS legislation provides many benefits to a workplace.
Obviously, if a workplace is not compliant with WHS legislati...
The Key Points of “Must Do” Risk Management
February 5, 2020
Minimise WHS Risk to Minimise Financial Loss
November 19, 2019
How to Maintain and Review WHS Risk Controls
November 5, 2019
How to Minimise WHS Risks in Your Workplace
October 29, 2019
Which is Best?
Onsite or Public WHS Training?
October 22, 2019
Using Realistic WHS Targets & Consultation for a Safe & Heal...
October 8, 2019
How to Help Prevent Injuries in Your Workplace
September 24, 2019
The Best Way to Set Up Work Groups for Consultation with Wor...
September 17, 2019
Changes in Two Important WHS Codes of Practice Updated by Sa...
September 10, 2019
The Benefits of Training the Chairperson of a Health & Safet...
August 26, 2019
Preventing Workplace Injuries
August 19, 2019
What is a Safety Champion?
August 14, 2019
Successful Health & Safety Committee Chairpersons
July 29, 2019
A Lack of Adequate Supervision Cost $588,000
July 16, 2019
What is the “Adequate Number of Trained First Aiders”?
July 9, 2019
Manual Handling: Hazardous Manual Tasks
- Are They in Your...
July 1, 2019
Does Your Workplace Have Gaps in WHS Compliance?
June 4, 2019
The Values of HSRs and Health & Safety Committee Members
May 27, 2019
SIRA’s Competency Requirements for RTW Coordinators
May 21, 2019
Will There Be a 50% Increase in WHS Penalty Levels?
May 14, 2019
Where Do Manual Task Injuries Come From?
May 7, 2019
DYS Issue 65 - May 2019
April 30, 2019
Officer Ordered to Have Due Diligence Training
April 16, 2019
How to Review WHS Risk Controls
March 25, 2019
How to Comply with WHS Consultation Requirements
March 4, 2019
WHS Training: What Training?
February 19, 2019
Working with a SafeWork NSW Inspector
February 12, 2019
How to Ensure that WHS Risk Controls Remain Effective
January 14, 2019
Courtenell’s Public 1-day
Effective Health and Safety Commi...
December 8, 2018
“Reasonably Practicable” Fried Onions at Bunnings
November 22, 2018
How to Avoid a WHS Disaster
Do Everything “Reasonably Practi...
November 15, 2018
Return to Work National Survey Outcomes Summary
November 8, 2018
DYS Issue 64 - November 2018
October 30, 2018
The Focus of WHS Training For Supervisors
October 16, 2018
Your Wish List About Supervisor WHS
Responsibilities & Funct...
October 9, 2018
DYS Issue 63 - October 2018
October 4, 2018
October – The Benefits of Safe Work Month
October 1, 2018
Changes to the SIRA Training Requirement
for Return to Work...
September 18, 2018
What is a “Reasonably Foreseeable Hazard”? - Part 2
September 12, 2018
What is a “Reasonably Foreseeable Hazard”? - Part 1
September 5, 2018
What or Who is a PCBU?
August 13, 2018
A WHS Tool to Help Identify Areas of Concern
August 6, 2018
DYS Issue 62 - August 2018
August 2, 2018
PCBU Interaction with HSRs and Health & Safety Committee
How to Increase the Benefits of WHS Consultation Part 2
YSM 136 - A WHS Risks Check
How to Increase the Benefits of WHS Consultation Part 1
Tragic Lessons in Work Health & Safety
Do PCBUs have to Train their
Managers & Supervisors in WHS?
Has Your HSRs’ or Committee Members’
Term of Office Expired?